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Nov 25, 2008 12:59 |  #1

Hi all,
I'm looking to submit some shots to a newly opened gallery here in Dublin and was hoping to get some critique on the submissions. They are land/waterscape shots but bordering on abstract. Please feel free to comment, its very much appreciated. :D

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Nov 25, 2008 13:00 |  #2

...and number 3.

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Nov 26, 2008 05:29 as a reply to  @ conkeroo's post |  #3

No takers at all!? :cry: I appreciate peoples opinions here so any feedback would really help. I'll send cash if needs be! :lol:



  
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Nov 26, 2008 05:42 |  #4

Ok, how much am I gonna get?? :P

I like the colors and atmosphere.

#1 has a very abstract feel to it. The lens flare may be a bit distracting. The foreground is too underexposed in my opinion. You can't see much detail there.

#2 I find the motion of the clouds somewhat distracting, and the fact that most of the left side is dark leaves the picture a bit unbalanced. Otherwise, I love the curves, content, and colors. Great composition (bar the clouds).

#3 The foreground is a bit lacking/too minimal for my taste. Did you intend the rocks to be centered? If you could obtain the DOF required I would go closer to the rocks and place them off-center, keeping them sharp. It is also a bit dark. Maybe that is your decision.

Overall you have some pretty nice shots.


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Nov 26, 2008 05:50 as a reply to  @ conkeroo's post |  #5

I like #1 and #3, the sidewalk in #2 , although dark, is distracting.
It's the light and the colors in all of them that really appeals to me.

In short, I like your style. For my curiosity, what size will you print them for display?

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Nov 26, 2008 06:39 as a reply to  @ chauncey's post |  #6

Thanks guys, appreciate the input. I know some of the elements in the images are dark but I was't going for the perfect exposure. For me i'm trying to create an overall atmosphere without having people distracted by the little details, so to speak. I would agree that the composition seems a little unbalanced in number 2 but that was intentional. I didnt want a perfectly balanced shot but that may not work for everyone. The prints will be 15" x 10", mounted behind black mounting board and framed. Again appreciate the comprehensive feedback. :D

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Nov 26, 2008 06:39 |  #7

They're all very nicely done. I like #3 best. I don't like the single dark cloud bank in #2, I think it would be better with no clouds or light cloudiness. The light ring effect in #1 is interesting. Is that a natural phenomenon or is it flare as was mentioned above? In either case, I like it.
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Nov 26, 2008 08:31 |  #8

SwingBopper wrote in post #6762087 (external link)
They're all very nicely done. I like #3 best. I don't like the single dark cloud bank in #2, I think it would be better with no clouds or light cloudiness. The light ring effect in #1 is interesting. Is that a natural phenomenon or is it flare as was mentioned above? In either case, I like it.
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Many thanks. The ring effect was some kind of light refraction, not exactly lens flare as the sun was hidden at that point. Having said that I like the effect it brought. :D



  
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Nov 26, 2008 12:56 |  #9

I really like these images, and in my opinion the lighting (or lack of it as someone pointed) is perfect for this kind of effect and mood.

#2 has a great serene, calm feeling to it and is my favorite, followed by #3 and #1. Very well done indeed!


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Nov 26, 2008 13:03 |  #10

The second is by far my favorite, with first in a close second. I think they would probably all sell at the right price, but compared to the first two, the third is a very amateur looking shot. Number one is cool, it has a pretty crazy trail in the sky. The colors are all amazing. I dont think I have ever seen anything like that naturally. Pretty unbelievable.

The problem with the third is that it would be a stronger image without those rocks. They appear to be just thrown in the water to try to make the image better composed. I dont mean to be harsh. It would probably still sell, but image wise it is a few steps below the others. They are all good.


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Nov 26, 2008 13:31 |  #11

gmacmt wrote in post #6763910 (external link)
The second is by far my favorite, with first in a close second. I think they would probably all sell at the right price, but compared to the first two, the third is a very amateur looking shot. Number one is cool, it has a pretty crazy trail in the sky. The colors are all amazing. I dont think I have ever seen anything like that naturally. Pretty unbelievable.

The problem with the third is that it would be a stronger image without those rocks. They appear to be just thrown in the water to try to make the image better composed. I dont mean to be harsh. It would probably still sell, but image wise it is a few steps below the others. They are all good.

I appreciate your honesty mate, the third one is the weakest. The rocks were actually alread there but yes, removing them would have made the image work much better. So now I need a third one if im going to drop that one. Its between these two.

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Nov 26, 2008 13:36 |  #12

These are both good. The first is a bit blown out near the rocks, but the foreground is so good that I can almost look past it. It is a tough call. I think the second image is stronger, and there is a touch of lens flare which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but the picture is small so it is hard to tell.

I really wish the sky wasnt blown out in the first shot. It is a great image. But that second image is great and the colors are amazing. Plus, it adds diversity for framing options.

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Nov 26, 2008 13:43 |  #13

gmacmt wrote in post #6764065 (external link)
These are both good. The first is a bit blown out near the rocks, but the foreground is so good that I can almost look past it. It is a tough call. I think the second image is stronger, and there is a touch of lens flare which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but the picture is small so it is hard to tell.

I really wish the sky wasnt blown out in the first shot. It is a great image. But that second image is great and the colors are amazing. Plus, it adds diversity for framing options.

Great work.

Very good point about the framing options. Hadnt thought about that at all. I'll have to have a think about it and see. But cheers, much appreciated. :D



  
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Nov 26, 2008 13:52 |  #14

Way i love your work. In regards to your second set of photo's they both are amazing so either one would be great!


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